In recent years, Iranian cinema has bloomed, with production reaching 120 movies annually, and artistic achievement being acknowledged with international awards and audience approval. Apart from accomplished directors such as the Palme D’Or-awarded Abbas Kiarostami and the twice Academy Award recipient, Asghar Farhadi, there is a wealth of Iranian auteurs, whose work the audience is rightfully getting to know.
In this spirit, the Greek Film Archive is hosting for the first time a tribute to Iranian cinema. The Iranian Cinema Days will run at the Archive from February 1-4, featuring 8 movies including Bahram Tavakoli’s “Here Without Me”, Reza Mirkarimi’s “As Simple As That” and “A Cube of Sugar”, Naziar Miri’s “The Painting Pool”, Afshin Hashemi’s and Mohsen Gharaei’s “Don’t Be Tired”, Ali Rafie’s “Agha Yousef”, and Mohammad Ghanefard’s “Last Supper”. Ghanefard is an honored guest of the tribute to Iranian cinema, and will be following up the February 2 screening of his film with a Q&A session with the audience.
“Spring Wind”, a 20-minute 2015 documentary produced by the Iranian Ministry of Tourism will be screened before each movie.
Admission to all screenings is free.